Sacramento German Genealogy Society
                                                                                                   Video size is 0.32 GB (720p)
 
Link
of the
Month
 


What's New?
 Der Blumenbaum Journals (menu option) – The new Der Blumenbaum Journals menu option will eventually contain the current and all prior issues of Der Blumenbaum. All issues are available to members. The non-member public can see those that are 11 years and older. The SGGS journal digitization project is ongoing and it will be some time before all issues are available on that page.
Eric Kopittke presentation to be rescheduled – Halfway through the presentation we lost contact our speaker. We plan to reschedule him for later this year. The video for that presented is in the members-only section (menu Feb 23).
IGGP 2021 Virtual Conference – Registration is now open for the International German Genealogy Partnership's conference (July 17 to 24, 2021). Register soon and you will get the early bird discount. Posted 11 Feb 2021.
Can you trace your ancestors back to the brave and hearty Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Please check out our new Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group on the SGGS website, and join our new Facebook group!
Researching Schleswig-Holstein? – The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) is circulating the URL links to a Jan. 30 connection session on that topic (video recording, handouts). Display the links.
Time Zones – Online events can task place anywhere and you are frequently faced with doing time zone conversions. On the Live Webinars FAQ page, you will find an easy to use time zone converter that has be pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
SGGS Video Library Update – The four Teresa Steinkamp McMillin webinar recordings have been moved into the Video Library page located in the members-only section. In addition, permission to continue posting the videos for the other speakers is being solicited. All videos for which permission is not granted will be removed by Feb. 1st.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd ONLINE POMMERN CONNECTION SESSION of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
New links and files posted – Go to the links and files options under Resources. The new entries are denoted with a "NEW" marker. Includes many links to Prussian reearch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. And just added is a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – On Nov 10 a survey asking about interest in participating in a special interest group was emailed to all members. As of Nov. 23, 93 members have responded. SIGs would operate online using social media (Zoom, message board, blog, Facebook, etc.). If you want to discuss hosting or co-hosting a SIG, please provide your email address in the survey or contact SGGS directly.
 




SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <sggs@sggs.us>.
 
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Upcoming Events
Apr 27
"Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings" presented by Uwe Kerntopf
Stolp is the German name for a city and district in Poland and was historically an administrative district (Kreis) in Pomerania.  The Society has been very actively collecting, preserving and researching this former German district and its neighboring district. Inhabitants from this area were expelled in 1945, often after having been expelled from regions even further east..  The descendants have collected much vital information since then, and recently made connections with current inhabitants of the region to work together in collecting and preserving more material.  The society has rescued and collected church books, civil registration office records, tax records, and much more.  Only ...
May 25
Wendish Genealogical Research with Milan Pohontsch
Wends is the historical name for the Slavs who migrated to Germany around 500-1000 AD. It refers not to a homogeneous people, but to various peoples, tribes or groups depending on where and when it was used. In the modern day, communities identifying as Wendish exist in not just Germany but in such places as Texas and Australia,.   Wendish genealogical research is a lot like German research, with just a few additional language-specific add-ons. This class will mainly concentrate on these add-ons. Listeners who already know the basics of German research will easily absorb the additional peculiarities of Wendish research. Wendish ...
Jun 4
Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree Conference
This Southern California Genealogical Society event has two great weekends of workshops! First weekend: June 4-5, 2021, Genetic Genealogy 2nd weekend: June 11-13, Jamboree!  We do have several Eastern European workshops available.   We even have special events during the week between the two weekends. For more information, go to: https://genealogyjamboree.com/
Jun 22
Edie Adam- IF it’s 1773… We Must be in Russia
Description: “If it’s 1773, it must be Russia” is a whirlwind tour of the border changes that affect research into German ancestors who lived in Poland, Russia and other areas of Eastern Europe. Personal documents and anecdotes help demonstrate the notion that knowing something of this history will help you create a timeline from information you may have. The story starts 800 years ago and is still ongoing. Bio:  Edie Adam is a retired journalist and IT analyst. She grew up and now lives again in the Philadelphia suburbs after moving to the Washington, D.C. area to work at ...
Jul 17
2021 International German Genealogy Conference
Theme: “Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Germeinsam Forschen. This new format will allow both passionate genealogists and expert speakers from around the world – including many from our partner organizations in Germany – to attend and participate. Will you be one of them?   Go to the information and registration page  
Jul 27
No SGGS Meeting in July
The monthly meeting will not be held in July in lieu of the IGGP Virtual Conference. Members will are highly encouraged to attend IGGC 2021!